Forfeiture case vs Corona
MANILA, Philippines - On Thursday, March 1, Akbayan and student leaders filed a forfeiture case against Chief Justice Renato Corona for misdeclaration of properties in his Statement of Assets Liabilites and Networth (SALN).
Akbayan Rep Walden Bello, along with student leaders Ernest Francis Calayag (UP Diliman), Moses Mijkhael Albiento (Ateneo) and Tristan Daine Zinampan (UP Los Banos), filed a complaint with the Ombudsman to forfeit Corona's properties in Quezon City and Taguig.
It was revealed in the impeachment trial that the amount of properties declared in the chief justice's SALN was higher than their actually worth. There were also properties in his name that he did not declare in his SALN.
"Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 1379, [these properties are] presumed to be unlawfully acquired and subject to forfeiture in favour of the State," the affidavit stated. -Rappler.com